How are my Sunday Sermons? by Jon Zens
Oct01

How are my Sunday Sermons? by Jon Zens

I could just see a pastor asking his members this question.How are my Sunday Sermons? Perhaps that is not the best way to judge the value of a leader’s ministry.The real question should be: DO WE GATHER FOR A MONOLOGUE OR A SYMPHONY when we come together? Here is a recent discussion I had on the subject with a brother (Chuck) and I thought it would serve as a valuable lesson to those who are listening.   Jon, I have been...

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The Battle in the Mind for the Heart of Man
Sep16

The Battle in the Mind for the Heart of Man

It is not my desire to speak as sociologist but as a man of God I simply speak what His Spirit says to me. The Lord is speaking concerning the acceleration of deception in His people. When the first explorers and settlers came to America they brought trinkets to trade with the native population. A trinket is a small shiny ornament or item of jewelry that is of little value. The first explorers were called “conquistadores” in the...

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Relationships and the City Church Concept
Aug28

Relationships and the City Church Concept

In church, as in all things relationship trumps geography or in this case, the city church concept. This could be a small business success white paper or this could be a marriage and dating advice column the answer would still be the same. Relationship will always trump geography. Everyday people drive past many restaurants to get to the one where the waitress treats them right. Likewise, when a Navy wife is in love and her husband...

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7 Levels of Church Relationships
Aug22

7 Levels of Church Relationships

Relationships created and formed by the love of God and established and maintained in the unity of the Spirit, are the pillars of the Church the Lord is building today. As the Lord continues to shake everything that can be shaken in the 21st century, we are coming to realize that nothing but love will remain. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that...

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What should we do with the Church of Smoke and Mirrors by Don Atkin
Jun13

What should we do with the Church of Smoke and Mirrors by Don Atkin

This is an ATTITUDE CHECK for lovers of God and those whom God loves. By the numbers, I believe that most church ministers and members are sincere in their desire to serve God.  Many precious people are the fruit of transgenerational religious traditions.  And, because of their sheltered environments, they don’t even know that there are options. Criticism and judgmentalism do not help. Normal response: They dig even deeper into the...

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